Employers in Legal Medical Marijuana States Could Be Open to Discrimination Lawsuit for Drug-Free Workplace Rule Enforcement

With the rise of medical marijuana legalization in 29 states while federal law still prohibits marijuana possession and use, many legal states are conflicted on how to address possible discrimination in the workplace due to employee use of marijuana for medication. While some states have specific anti-discrimination provisions in place for medical marijuana patients, others declined to add additional provisions regarding employment. Find out why employers in legal states without specific provisions or interpretations of current medical marijuana laws could be at risk for discrimination lawsuits.